It's almost Thanksgiving! I don't think I've ever had a Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie. Here is my simple rustic pumpkin pie that I make with my own pumpkin pie spice mix. Most of us enjoy pumpkin pie at least once a year. Now, we might not all like this funky orange squash pie, but nonetheless, it's a Thanksgiving day dessert here to stay! There are slight variations of this sweet custard-like pie, but all in all most can agree it should have a spiced up custard-like filling in a flaky pie crust.
Pumpkin Pie...The Love or Hate Pie
I've never heard anyone claim to have a middle ground opinion on pumpkin pie. It's hard to not like most pies. You either love or hate pumpkin pie though. I've always loved pumpkin pie so I can't even begin to understand people that dislike it, but I have heard people claim to have quite a disdain for it. It must be something about the texture or the pumpkin spice flavor.
Rustic Pumpkin Pie
I believe I bake things well; I've never had serious issues with baking. I have never been good at is making my baked items very attractive though. I'm working on that and it's a constant work in progress. I will bake a delicious cake, muffins, etc, but you will not see a magazine cover ready baked good that you'll ogle over. I just don't have a knack for making my baking pretty. In my opinion though, if it's homemade that's the best part! So, if you're like me and love to bake, but get frustrated with the look of your baked goods, don't fret, all they really care about is how good it tastes. So bake on!
The Pie Making Process
As I stated earlier, I'm still no expert on the pie making process and have a lot more to learn. As with anything, practice, practice, practice...I still get frustrated at the process of making pies, but my husband doesn't complain. He quite enjoys the output, no matter how it looks. At least they all taste great. So play with it, enjoy the process, make mistakes and just learn from them. Try to have fun with your pie making and with time you'll see your pies get better and better.
Give this Simple Rustic Pumpkin Pie a try and let me know how it worked out for you!Print